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Jacket, Real?

I have a leather jacket. The inside tag says DUR O JAC By Schott N.Y.C. Made in USA. The tag in front pocket says Lot and bndl below that is what looks like a handwritten '38' but the bottom half of the tag is missing.  On the back of that tag looks like handwritten initials in blue ink, 'KL', Maybe.... The front zipper says, 'YKK', and the buttons say, 'SCHOTT'. Does this sound like something that may have come from you guys? The zipper on the arm says IDEAL. Style looks like 618/613 size 38

Gail on 04/30/13 at 10:27 AM

The Dur-O-Jac Label is indeed our labels and the jacket was manufactured by Schott. In the mid to late 1980's a Fashion trend started in the Motorcycle and A/2 Flight jackets. These styles were the "look" and "fad" of the fashion line. The markets were flooded by look a likes of these styles and were mostly imported jackets. We wanted to offer consumers a jacket made in the USA at a better price point but still of the high quality standards of our jackets.

     We wanted to offer consumers jackets made in the US with authentic styling, and high quality workmanship at a better price point. In order to achieve this goal we created the Dur-o Jac line of jackets. These jackets were manufactured to all our standards, the difference was the grade of cowhide leather used. The leather used in our "Perfecto" motorcycle jackets must be grade A, which means the leather is very clean, no scarring or tick marks in the hide. Leather that has scarring or tick marks must be tanned differently to hide these imperfections. This is usually done by imprinting the leather with a leather print to eliminate the imperfections, but are graded lower, which lessened the cost of the leather. This leather still maintained the same durability, thickness and weight of the grade A leather. Since you have seen these jackets are in great condition after 20 years of being manufactured speaks words of volume for the quality of a Schott jacket. Gail

felicia on 04/30/13 at 10:37 AM

Thank You. Do you know what it is? I know I can't provide much information, but it doesn't say what the material of style number is.  The reason I was asking is because I was looking to sell it, but did not know how much it would be worth now. Do you know what a reasonable price would be to put on it?

Gail on 04/30/13 at 11:04 AM

The classic motorcycle jacket with the DuroJac Label were the style 518. I really cannot give you the value of the jacket. Your best option would be to check prices on our Trading Post  or Ebay to see what prices are for used jackets. Gail

felicia on 04/30/13 at 11:25 AM

Ok. Thank You very much.

Gail on 04/30/13 at 12:44 PM

I forgot to mention the leather is a printed grain cowhide. Gail

felicia on 05/06/13 at 07:03 PM

Thank You

felicia on 05/07/13 at 07:56 PM

I am sorry, but I have one more question. The jacket I have has the take-in marks on the shoulder, which makes me believe it is a woman's jacket. The side the zipper is on also makes me think it is a woman's jacket. However, the size says 38 (rather than 10, 12, etc.) and that makes me believe it is a man's jacket.  Do you know what I should look for to be sure?

Gail on 05/09/13 at 07:34 AM

If the jacket has the size 38 then it is a Men's jacket, al lour women's jackets are in the 10, 12, etc. Gail

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